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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

pre 1820 Settler Correspondence before emigration

ALL the 1819 correspondence from CO48/41 through CO48/46 has been transcribed whether or not the writers emigrated to the Cape. Those written by people who did become settlers, as listed in "The Settler Handbook" by M.D. Nash (Chameleon Press 1987), are labelled 1820 Settler and the names of actual settlers in the text appear in red.


National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 514

Balham Hill

July 26th 1819


I beg leave to inform you that trade in my situation as a taylor is at this time very precarious & I have a small family which if there is as I am informed an opportunity that can be embraced I should be happy to meet it. My family consists of four children under the age of 7 yrs. My age is 34 my wife 29. Present residence at Balham Hill, Clapham, Surrey

I remain yours


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